Keen freelance writers understand that their revenue comes from other sources, apart from writing articles for clients or magazines. In the long run, freelance writing can lead to writing e-books or books for yourselves or as a ghostwriter. However, if you wish to ghostwrite e-books in exchange for paperbacks with clients, consider the following points.
If a client hires your writing skills as a ghostwriter, they will pay you for the work and take full rights. However, ensure that: You take a 50% retainer before you start the work and take the balance at or before you submit the work. If the book becomes a great success, you should be proud of the distance. Successful ghostwriters enjoy their glory in the shadows. However, the speaker does not write his books alone. A particular speaker in the industry commands above $10,000 per speaking. It is dynamite to read his works and phenomenal to listen to his speeches. He contributes to the books and does not write any of them in person or otherwise. His ghostwriter by the name of Shelly writes this wonderful piece of masterpiece. Shelly allows the speaker to earn because she is naturally shy but talented in writing. Shelly once said she needs to be, and the speaker is where she or he should be. To be a ghostwriter, be invisible and receive payments for the job since the payment is enough. Consider the following tips:
- The ghostwriter must meet the real author’s requirements by covering the subject matter they want and do whatever is in your power to make your client happy.
- Like writing any book, ghostwriting goes through many changes and revisions for more than two months, particularly if the book requires the input of a publisher or an editor, continuously make the required changes. Do not wait for the last payment if the client has not received approval from the publisher.
- Make a habit of writing as though it is yours, embedding professionalism and quality in all your writings.
- Avoid signing non-compete contracts on the content of the books. It is funny for a client to ask but also funnier for you to do. Suppose the client asks one to walk out. Remember that you have your work and clients’ work to protect.
- The client demands professionalism and exceptional work from you, and the client you are working for owes you a better remuneration for work well done.
- If the client requests some changes after you have received the payment, be courteous enough, and do the revisions. It is because satisfied clients are repeat clients, and they bring referrals and steady work.
- Consider making use of a pen’s name as a ghostwriter. Many professional ghostwriters make use of a pen name when ghostwriting. That means they wrote and presented ghostwriting using their pen name. The benefits are that if somebody decides to spam, then there is no harm to the name. Secondly, when you write for a client, you have no clue what a client will do with the work. After that, it leaves your hand. The client might add content, which you may not like, or write something that is not in your writing style. Remember this when you write for customers as a ghostwriter. In general, the client hires your writing skills; you end up doing the job while the client will own the work’s full rights once it leaves your hands.